Maria Shevchenko

Maria Shevchenko

National Technical University "Dnipro Polytechnic"

  • Research topic:
    Life after the War (the Situation of Repatriates in the Postwar Years in Dnipro)
    August, October – November 2023 р.
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She received her Master's degree (2008) and Doctoral degree (2019) at the National Technical University "Dnipro Polytechnic". She is an Associate Professor at the Department of History and Political Theory at the National Technical University "Dnipro Polytechnic". She teaches courses "Civilization Processes in Ukrainian Society" and "Demography".

At the Center for Urban History, during her fellowhip supported by the Institute for Human Science, she was conducting research on "Life after the War (the Situation of Repatriates in the Postwar Years in Dnipro)." Mariia's project offers a new perspective on understanding the social process of repatriation in the context of memory politics. The emphasis on a large industrial city allows us to consider the role of the peculiarities of repatriates' lives at the local and national levels in the context of broader social changes of the postwar era. However, this research topic is characterized by considerable practical significance, since the geography of research is not limited to Dnipro.

Research interests: migration processes, forced labor, women's history, local history, biography.

Since 2016, she has been a member of the All-Ukrainian Union of Local Historians.

Recent publications include:

Shevchenko M. Unread letters: the situation of Ostarbeiters in Germany (based on the materials of the State Archives of Dnipropetrovsk oblast). Grani 2023. No. 2 (Index Copernicus).

Shevchenko M. Ukrainian women in forced labor in the Third Reich: an attempt of analysis. Scientific notes of V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University. Series: Historical Sciences. 2023. Vol. 35(74) No. 2 (Index Copernicus).